Next year, it is exactly 21 years ago that Massive Attack album ‘Mezzanine’ for the first time on the world is released. The album achieved in different countries, the top of the charts and is still today known as a pioneering album. On 31 January, the group will come to Palace 12 with their Mezzanine XXI tour to the 21st anniversary of the iconic album to celebrate.
Since the beginning of the 90’s, Massive Attack, the ultimate advocate of challenging music. During their earlier passages in Belgium, they were still a crushing impression with their groundbreaking music. The staging (texts in local language on the ticker), impressive guests (Horace Andy, Deborah Miller and Martina Topley-Bird), political themes, hypnotic rhythms and apocalyptic atmosphere made for an unforgettable experience. No one can make the world more attractive a conscience kick than 3D and Daddy G.
With Massive Attack, surpassed the quality and quantity. Their debut album ‘Blue Lines’ unleashed in 1991 with the singles ‘Unfinished Sympathy’ and ‘Safe from Harm’ a revolution in popular music and marked the birth of a genre that (even) later as “trip-hop” is defined. The successors ‘Protection’, ‘Mezzanine’ and ‘100th Window’ each had their unique identity and contain intriguing pearls in 2006 on ‘Collected’ were collected. In 2010 followed ‘Heligoland’.
Earlier this year he made Massive Attack also known as the 20steverjaardag of ‘Mezzanine’ in an appropriate manner, wanted to celebrate by the whole album to convert to DNA. This would the album still be hundreds or even thousands of years can be kept. What the future brings, no one knows. But the coming generations will in any case not without the music of Massive Attack should be set!